The moment you announce to your friends and family that you said yes, everything changes as the requests of bridesmaid position start to flood in. Suddenly, everybody close to you expects to be on your list. This makes the process of selecting your bridesmaids an intimidating assignment. Wedding preparation is usually a very tiring process in itself and is capable of straining any friendship no matter how healthy it is. This is because the likelihood of annoying someone close to you by not offering them the part they were expecting to play is habitually very high.
So how exactly do you choose who will stand beside you on the biggest day of your life? Before asking anyone to be at your wedding, take your sweet time. Give yourself a few weeks to go over all the options that are available to you. The second thing you need to do is gauge your demands and expectations. This is where you figure out if your bridal party has to help a lot in organizing, or if it is just a small function. It is also paramount for you at this period to determine if you are the individual who requires an adviser for all decisions, and how many close companions you have.
You have to be honest with yourself. Ask yourself if you would be upset if persons you wanted to grace the event said they could not afford to be present. Would you be able to make up the discrepancy in such a case? Furthermore, take into account the amount of time and capital that you are hoping your attendants will dedicate to your wedding and then look if those anticipations you have are acceptable. The point of all this is to ensure that you have honest and plausible expectations.
It is advisable to incorporate your siblings in your bridal party even if you are not close to them right now because ten to twenty years henceforth, the chance of you being closer to your siblings is higher compared to that of your current friends. If your family is huge, you cannot include everyone. The ones who will miss out on being bridesmaids should be entrusted with another task. After taking the size of your wedding into consideration and knowing the number of bridesmaids you will have, start asking the people you have chosen if they would love to be in your bridal party.
While asking individuals to be in your wedding, it is important to keep an open mind. In case someone whom you expected to say yes says no, do not get angry. Make everybody close to you feel influential even though you cannot accommodate them all as bridesmaids. When it comes to choosing the maid of honor, she should be someone who can and has been there for you through thick and thin. Planning out what is important is, therefore, the key to constituting a bridesmaids list that satisfies everyone.